Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

A Short History Of The Banana And A Few Recipes For Its Use


The front cover features the title "A Short History of the Banana and a few Recipes for its use" written in light blue and red lettering followed by a large gold bunch of bananas. The back cover contains a black background with a gold illustration of a steamer. The title page is filled with a women representing Central America and South America with bananas between them representing the West Indies. Pages three through ten contain "Banana History and Its Development" including black and white photographic illustrations plus key facts about bananas. The rest of the inside pages are dedicated to various recipes that use bananas in them. Some recipes include cereal with sliced bananas, hashed lamb and bananas, baked bananas, banana jelly, banana mixture, fruit salad, and banana sponge. Each recipe consists of all the ingredients needed plus detailed directions on how to prepare the dish. There are also drawn color illustrations of different prepared dishes. On page thirty, there is a map of the United Fruit Co.'s Steamship Lines and Connections.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Hill, Janet McKenzie

Printer: American Lithographic Co. (New York, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Chiquita

Publisher: United Fruit Co. (Boston, Mass.)

1940 (ca.)

32 p.

18.4 x 12.7 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Hill, Janet McKenzie. A Short History Of The Banana And A Few Recipes For Its Use. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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